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Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Population varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Population bar chart

 

CountryPopulationYear
Nigeria190,632,2562017
Ethiopia105,350,0162017
Egypt97,041,0722017
Congo, Democratic Republic of the83,301,1522017
South Africa54,841,5522017
Tanzania53,950,9362017
Kenya47,615,7402017
Algeria40,969,4442017
Uganda39,570,1242017
Sudan37,345,9362017
Morocco33,986,6562017
Angola29,310,2722017
Ghana27,499,9242017
Mozambique26,573,7062017
Madagascar25,054,1602017
Cameroon24,994,8842017
Cote d'Ivoire24,184,8102017
Burkina Faso20,107,5082017
Niger19,245,3442017
Malawi19,196,2462017
Mali17,885,2442017
Senegal14,668,5222017
Zimbabwe13,805,0842017
Guinea12,413,8672017
Chad12,075,9852017
Rwanda11,901,4842017
Burundi11,466,7562017
Tunisia11,403,8002017
Benin11,038,8052017
Somalia11,031,3862017
Togo7,965,0552017
Libya6,653,2102017
Sierra Leone6,163,1952017
Eritrea5,918,9192017
Central African Republic5,625,1182017
Congo, Republic of the4,954,6742017
Liberia4,689,0212017
Mauritania3,758,5712017
Namibia2,484,7802017
Botswana2,214,8582017
Gambia, The2,051,3632017
Lesotho1,958,0422017
Guinea-Bissau1,792,3382017
Gabon1,772,2552017
Swaziland1,467,1522017
Mauritius1,356,3882017
Djibouti865,2672017
Comoros808,0802017
Equatorial Guinea778,3582017
Western Sahara603,2532017
Cape Verde560,8992017
Sao Tome and Principe201,0252017
Seychelles93,9202017
Zambia152017